Reviews and Problems with Olympus VG-160 / D-745 / X-990
Showing 1-10 of 44
Not terrible given the price
Andrew C, Amazon
7 August 2014
Summary: Not terrible given the price, but the image quality leaves a bit to be desired. I realize this is a point-and-shoot camera, so I can't compare it to my DSLR or anything, but it's difficult to get this thing to focus properly on auto settings.
Summary: I enjoyed an Olympus stylus 7040 for a few years now.. tossed it around and took it everyplace. Unfortunate for me the screen has developed a line thru it. Does not effect the videos but I assume it will go out soon. So I did a quick search and found it is no longer available. Sooo..
Summary: When I bought the camera I thought it would be powered by double A batteries. However I was surprised that the camera came with its own battery, however it did not come with a charger for this battery.
Summary: I returned this item because I didn't like the quality of the pictures. Sure, I should have read up on the subject but this was an impulse purchase. Now I know that more megapixels don't translate into sharper pictures. It is more to do with the size of the sensor.
Summary: I thought this camera was all right for a value point-and-shoot digital camera. It doesn't do the best in low-light settings, and for some reason digital image stabilization isn't on by default. Enabling that really does significantly improve the quality of the photos.
Summary: The camera fills up after nine pictures. Would have been nice to be told to buy a Sim card right away or charge more and include the card with the camera as I can't clear and save the pictures without having access to my computer with the camera program I have installed.
Summary: I like the camera - it's size lets me carry it in a shirt pocket. Transferring pictures to my computer is somewhat complicated. The on-line owners guide is hard to use but I was provided a printed copy when I requested it.
Summary: Quality of the photos from this camera do not blow me away. In fact I don't notice any difference between phone camera shots and those from this camera. Glad I didn't spend much money on it because it's just OK.